‘Before I Die’ Wall Drawing Attention in Stockton

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The “Before I Die” wall at Whirlow’s Tossed and Grilled restaurant on Pacific Avenue’s Miracle Mile is drawing a lot of attention. The idea of the Unity Church, it was put up last week and has had a steady stream of people using chalk to write their bucket list of wishes on it.

“People want a cure for cancer, they want to see miracles, most people either want to have a baby, to hold their grandchildren, travel a lot around family and community,” said restaurant owner Lisa Whirlow.

Whirlow supports community projects and was pleasantly surprised when she saw the response.

“We’ve been washing it off like every day, every other day and it fills up just as fast,” said Whirlow.

Beth Lawrence came by to take some pictures and sees it as a sign of a community trying to win its battle with crime and bankruptcy.

“You can’t go wrong to spend five minutes to read everything … It renews your sense of self and your sense of life and your sense of appreciation,” said Lawrence.

Whirlow says she doesn’t know how long the chalkboard wall will stay up, but so far there seems to be no shortage of people wanting to express themselves on it.

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